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Thursday, December 10, 2015

* Cupcakes for a Cause: TODAY 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

You’re invited to Cupcakes for a Cause, benefiting the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. The bright pink Sassy Sweets Confections cupcake truck will be parked on campus TODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. between Olmsted Administration Hall and Koch Center for Engineering and Computer Science. Various flavors of delicious cupcakes will be available for $3 each or $15 for a half dozen. Please stop by for delicious treats and to help the United Way reach their goal for the community of $4.5 million!

Order your cupcakes for the holidays!
During Cupcakes for a Cause, Sassy Sweets Confections will also be taking orders to bake their delicious treats for any of your upcoming holiday needs. Proceeds from the orders placed during this event will also go to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. Click here to view a menu of cupcakes.

Text to donate.
In addition to joining us for Cupcakes for a Cause, you may also text “PUSH” to 71777 to make a donation to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. Your donation helps touch the lives of 1 out of 3 people in United Way's three county area.

Cupcakes for a Cause

* Winter Commencement Reception: All Invited

The UE Alumni Association is sponsoring a reception following Winter Commencement, Wednesday, December 16. The ceremony is at 3:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel and the reception will follow in the Class of 1959 Gallery on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center. Graduates, their family and friends and other members of the UE community are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact or extension 2586.

Congratulations Winter graduates!


What's Happening Today

* UE Bookstore Holiday Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% OFF all UE clothing and gift purchases December 10-16. Stop in and browse and save some money on your UE gift purchases. We also have some items on clearance at greater savings. Items already on clearance are exempt from additional discount. 

* Book Buyback at the UE Bookstore

Cash for Books at the UE Bookstore starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, and runs until 5 p.m., on Wednesday, December 16. We freely quote any book regardless of its original. Please remember to bring your student ID to sell books. 


Info You Should Know

* UE Mail Services Christmas Break Mail Coverage

UE Mail Services will pick up mail from the downtown United States Post Office and sort it on the morning of Thursday, December 30 beginning at 8:00 a.m. While mail will not be delivered to campus areas over the break, any designated department representative may pick up their respective department’s mail at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 30, by making arrangements with Kim Winsett (kw83 or extension 2940) between now and Friday, December 18. Be sure to provide a primary contact name and phone number as well as a backup contact name and phone number

* IMPACT Employee of the Month Nominations

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following areas: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.  Nominations for the January 2016 IMPACT Employee of the Month are due no later than Monday, December 14.  To nominate someone, please go to

* Intersession Books Available at UE Bookstore

Intersession books are now available for purchase in the UE Bookstore. If you're taking an Intersession class be sure to stop in the Bookstore before you leave for the holidays so that you can take the book with you. Please ask store staff to assist you with finding the book you need. 

* Fitness Center Winter Break Hours

Fitness Center Winter Break Hours are:

  • Wednesday December 9 through Friday, December 11 from 8 am-7 pm
  • Saturday December 12 and Sunday, December 13 from 11:30-5:30 pm
  • Monday December 14 through Wednesday, December 16 from 8 am-7 pm
  • Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18 from 8 am-6 pm
  • Closed Saturday December 19 and Sunday, December 20
  • Monday, December 21 from 8 am-6 pm
  • Tuesday December 22 from 8 am-2 pm
  • Wednesday December 23 through Sunday, January 3 Closed
  • Monday January 4 through Friday, January 8 from 8 am-6 pm
  • *No evening open swim starting December 9
  • *Open swim starting December 9 through December 16 pending guard availability 
* Spring Phonathon Callers Wanted

The Office of Annual Giving is looking for callers for the spring phonathon. This is a paid position with flexible hours. Calling will be mostly in the evenings during the month of February. If you are interested please email Jennifer Jacobs at jj130. 

* Rental books due back December 16

Just a reminder that all books rented from the UE Bookstore for the Fall term are due back to the Bookstore by 5:00 p.m. on December 16. Avoid late fees and return on time. 

* Attention Employees: Payrolls During Holiday Break

The bi-weekly payroll for December 18th will be direct deposited on Friday morning, December 18. The monthly payroll for December 31 will be direct deposited on Thursday, December 31. As all employees have direct deposit, you will be able to view your online pay advice through WebAdvisor on the morning your pay is direct deposited.

Since the Office of Accounting/Payroll will be closed during the holiday break at the time of the monthly payroll on December 31, you will not receive a courtesy email notification that your pay advice is available. However, you may log on to WebAdvisor and view/print your pay advice or contact your bank to confirm the deposit into your bank account.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.

* Timecard Entry for January 1, 2016 Payroll

As employees will not return from the Christmas holiday break until after the normal time card entry deadline of Saturday, December 26, for the January 1, 2016 bi-weekly payroll, the Office of Accounting/Payroll is asking all staff to enter their time on WebAdvisor for the pay period December 13 to 26 by Wednesday, December 16. Supervisors are asked to approve timecards by Thursday, December 17.

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Spencer at ext. 2159.



* Williams to present poster at conference in January

Krista Williams, assistant professor of French, will present a poster at the annual conference of the Linguistic Society of America, which will take place in January in Washington, DC. Her project concerns the lack of linguistic unity of Occitan speakers, as evidenced by the titles of their dictionaries. She finds that many speakers of Occitan dialects identify linguistically with their dialect rather than with Occitan as a whole. As Occitan is an endangered language, and standardization plays such a vital role in the health of a language, this lack of unity is detrimental to the survival of the language. 

* Gerhart Publishes textbook on Fluid Mechanics

Philip Gerhart, professor of mechanical and civil engineering and dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has co-authored the eighth edition of Munson, Young and Okiishi’s Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This text was co-authored by Andrew L. Gerhart, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University (Gerhart’s son and UE alumnus) and John I. Hochstein, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Memphis.

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics is intended to help undergraduate engineering students learn the fundamentals of fluid mechanics. It was developed for use in a first course on fluid mechanics, either one or two semesters/terms.
With the eighth edition, the new team of authors continue the distinguished tradition of this text. As it has throughout the past seven editions, the original core prepared by Munson, Young and Okiishi remains. The authors have augmented this fine text, drawing on their many years of teaching experience and based on experience and suggestions from colleagues and students.

* UE National Society of Leadership and Success induction and award ceremony

The National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter at University of Evansville inducted 38 new members on Tuesday, December 8. This semester’s induction ceremony included the presentation of several awards and scholarships. In addition, new chapter officers were announced and installed.

Excellence in Teaching and Honorary membership was awarded to Dr. Paul Parkison, Department of Education chair, and Andrew Lampkins, assistant professor of chemistry.

The University of Evansville chapter also awarded $1000 in scholarships to five students.

UE students Mandy Ford, Jalen Lee and Julie Saucerman all received The Building a Better World Scholarship. This is awarded to the student, or students, who most exemplify the moto of The National Society of Leadership and Success, which is “We build leaders who make a better world.”

UE student Morgan Walker received The Impact Scholarship. This is awarded to the student who has been most impacted by their membership in The National Society of Leadership and Success.

UE student Kaylan Jacob was awarded the Future Success Scholarship. This need-based award is given to a senior who is applying to graduate school, and is to be used for graduate school preparation courses or graduate school tuition.

UE students Taylor Rodgers and Katlyn Slater were recognized with the Nationally Engaged Leader Award.

The Society also would like to recognize and congratulate UE student Mandy Ford who was awarded a $1000 Emerging Leader Scholarship by the National Society of Leadership and Success!

This semester’s inductees include:

Emily Baggett*
Abdullah Bin Swidan*
Olaseni Blanton*
Lori Bowen*
Jeanette Campbell Hall*
Emily Corrigan
Georgie Davidson*
Daya Devanathan
Mandy Ford*
Haley Foster*
Tabitha Fox*
Sharon Fry*
Ryan Haas*
Elizabeth King
Alyana Ladha
Rachel Lane
Margaret Limmer*
Jessica Lord
Emily Magary*
Elyse Massey
Megan Morris*
Michael Novak
Kristen Nussel
Simon Owens*
Elizabeth Perkins*
Caitlyn Ricks
Lauren Roberts*
Alexander Rodd*
Morgan Saiko*
Maria Tedrow*
Oghogho Ufo*
Megan Vickrey*
Andrew Wahl*
Carina Wahlstrom*
Daniel Waskiewicz*
Brittany West*
Lauren Winely*
Alexandra Zurawicki*

*Indicates Presidential Level- GPA of 3.3 or above



* Aces tennis signs top junior college player

In his first signing period as the head coach of the University of Evansville women’s tennis program, head coach Jayson Wiseman has announced the signing of Katie Delgado to a grant-in-aid to begin playing for the Purple Aces in January.

"Katie is a very accomplished singles and doubles player who will contribute to our line up from day one this January,” Wiseman said. “She is an incredibly hard worker and excellent student, exactly what we are looking for in a Purple Aces Tennis player."

Delgado transfers to UE from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Playing #3 singles for Tyler, she took second place at the JUCO National Championships. She also helped her team take second place in the championships.

She finished the 2015 season as the 23rd-ranked JUCO singles player in the nation. A 3-star prospect coming out of high school in Universal City, Texas, Delgado grew up in a large family as she was the 7th out of 9 children.

"We are very excited to have a player of Katie's caliber and experience join our team,” Wiseman continued. "She hit it off well with our players and will be a positive addition to our team chemistry."


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